Learning objectives for chapter 4
What are the four main functional zones of a neuron and their corresponding function?
Describe changes of membrane potential in a neuron (resting, depolarization,
repolarization et al.)? What are the factors responsible f
Ch. 2A: Cellular Processes & Physiological Systems
Physiological processes are based on cellular function
Cellular functions obey the laws of physics and chemistry
Reductionist studies/emergent properties
Chemical reactions proce
Four main types:
You should be able to recognize the
structure and list main functions of each.
Proteins are polymers of amino acids
Amino acids amino group (NH2) and carboxylic
acid group (COOH)
Distinguished by side groups (R
Learning Objectives of Chap 7
Chap 4 was about structure and function of a neuron
Chap 7 discusses the nervous system structure and function
How does a neuron relate to a nerve? Nerve to a tract? Ganglion to nuclei?
Know regions of brain and what they con
Learning Objectives for Chapter 2 (1/3)
Do you understand the difference between potential and kinetic energy?
Can you relate electrochemical gradient to one of these? Can you
relate ions moving through a ion channel in a cell membrane to another?